Jay Douglass is COO of The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute (ARM). Founded at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in January 2017 and now operating as an independent non-profit, ARM won an $80 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to become the leading catalyst of robotics innovation and expertise to accelerate growth in US-based manufacturing and the high value careers. Previously, Douglass worked at the Software Engineering Institute at CMU. His focus was on developing business opportunities for technology development and technology transfer with commercial organizations. He most recently managed the SEI’s business in Europe. Douglass’ educational background includes a BS in Business Administration from Miami University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.